Fishing Report Update 2/22/18

Nice record breaking warmth as of late got the island buzzing. But today we snapped back to reality with a wet chill. While it was nice, we had anglers buying bait and heading out to go fish. No reports back. Most were hitting the fresh water haunts at the local lakes. Right now that’s one of the best bets… But soon things will kick off! Let’s hope this warming trend continues.

With only one week away everyone is itching! March 1st is the official opening of striped bass in the rivers and backwaters. Winter flounder also opens 3/1. Keep in mind tog season closes Feb 28th!

Right now we have no plans of stocking live bloodworms. Once demand calls for it we’ll bring them in. Until then we’ve got a solid supply of Dyna Bait Bloodworms. For those who are not aware, Dyna Bait offers anglers quality freeze dried sea worms which are convenient and super effective. Over the past couple of years they have account for quality bass. They are a great substitute when live worms are too expensive or hard to find. All bloodworm lovers gobble these up; striped bass, winter flounder, perch, spot, weakfish, etc. Try them out! Dyan Bait Freeze Dried Bloodworms

It has been a long winter and lots of local anglers have been picking (catch and release) at the linesiders all winter long. The winter hold over spots occasionally producing some nice. Like this one from local angler Ryan Degraw. He caught this bass the other night.

March Madness Is Almost Here!!!

Every year March means one thing to big game anglers… Big bluefin tuna fishing down off the Outer Banks (and college basketball of course). Captain Pat Butera of Forever Two Worlds has been down in OBX and put a lot of time in. He’s reaping the rewards. When the weather has allowed the boys to fish they’ve got meat. Word is Valentines Day was a massacre with the crew putting their new personal best 109″ on the deck. A couple days later they get this fatty! In the photo below rocking their Bomber Eye Wear Tyron Sperling (left) and Captain Pat(right)! Anyone looking for top quality sun glasses with modern style at a great price should check out these… Bomber Eye Wear At Fisherman’s Headquarters Best of all they float!

Fish Head Alumni Jonni Weidenhof was recently down in Florida enjoying some vacation time on the Florida waters. Here’s a photo of his buddy and local LBI angler Ryan Fredrickson with a golden tilefish. Not sure what looks better the golden or the Fish Heads performance long sleeve. You be the judge.

Author: FishHead.Greg

A Long Beach Island native with life long experience fishing and navigating the local waters, Greg is a distinguished Master Captain (the highest qualified operator license), holding a US Coast Guard Masters 50T Near Coastal License with Towing Endorsement. Raised in and now managing his family's bait and tackle business, Fishermans Headquarters (Since 1962, The Saltwater Fishing Bait & Tackle Experts) Greg is daily immersed in fishing. He is the Chief Contributor of (Long Beach Island's best fishing report blog) as well as the Admin for the shop's social media pages (on Instagram and Facebook). Be sure to follow!

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